Paste CD Sampler (September Issue)

Posted by:  Paste Magazine


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Paste Magazine - winner of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 PLUG Independent Music Award for "Magazine of the Year" - is a monthly publication that includes an influential, FREE CD sampler, loaded with over 20 tracks. Designed to help break new artists or get the tracks of more established artists in front of a young, hip audience, the sampler is an invitation only CD treated as a glorified office mix-tape, not something to listen to once and rip the two or three good songs.

200,000 CDs are distributed each month. Paste is sold at all great retail locations (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-aMillion, Hastings, B. Dalton, etc).

Some artists to be included on recent samplers include on the sampler include Billy Bragg, Robert Plant & Allison Kraus, Willie Nelson, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Colin Meloy, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sia, Ani DiFranco, Iron & Wine, Kate Nash, the Weakerthans, John Scofield, Chris Walla, DeVotchKa, Pete Francis, Goldfrapp, Maceo Parker, Langhorne Slim, Mindy Smith and Bon Iver.

Paste Magazine will pick whatever it likes. It doesn't matter the genre or whether or not the band is on an indie, major or no label at all. However, it would be in the artist's best interest to have some sort of distro and availability so that Paste's readers can find your music after hearing you on the sampler.